The93-year-oldZimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has launched an across the nation 10-scene talking tour aimed at getting support ahead of the country’s 2018 elections where he plans to seek re-election into office for another term.
Mugabe, who as of late left the nation for medical checks in Singapore apparently spoke for 90 minutes at a rally outside Harare.
The ruling ZANU-PF party is reportedly divided over Mugabe’s successor, while opposition parties are in talks to unite to try to oust him in the election.
“We want our party to remain united and not divided. If you are a real ZANU-PF member, be true to your party,” Mugabe said at the rally.
He urged those seeking to succeed him to be at peace claiming the time will come for them to rule.
ZANU-PF officials say Mugabe is focusing on youth issues at the series of “interface rallies” in each of Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces.
Mugabe whose health according to reports has deteriorated recently stood up throughout his long speech on Friday according to NAN.
Mugabe has ruled since independence in 1980, and ZANU-PF is often accused of election rigging and voter intimidation.